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Testifying In Court by JT Walters
For the Witness
Testifying In Court
Having just been through a court case and being a witness I feel like I am qualified to advise you on how to testify or at least miss not step into holes in your case.
First and foremost you have to trust your attorney.
So when you testify tell the truth no matter how badly you think it will hurt your case. Your attorney will be able to clear up any misconceptions on redirect.
The second bit of advice is to insist on answering the question in its entirety. You can do this unless you are instructed to just answer “yes” or “no”. And if you receive this instruction, the follow it.
Third not matter what is said about you and really horrific things were said about me during my hearing don’t get angry. Anger clouds your judgment in court. This is much easier said then done because if the nature of court cases make them emotional.
Fourth, remember that there are four views in a court room. There is the view of the plaintiff, the defendant, the judge and finally of the camera’s which are part of the permanent records. I would suggest that the permanent record is the most important record because justice must be maintained in order for there to be harmony.
That is it four bits of advice to follow if you have to be a plaintiff or a defendant in court. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you never actually ever have to use this advice.
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